Climate Change

EPA Releases “Being Prepared for Climate Change: A Workbook for Developing Risk-Based Adaptation Plans”

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Climate Ready Estuaries program has published Being Prepared for Climate Change: A Workbook for Developing Risk-Based Adaptation Plans as a resource for environmental managers and planners.

November 23, 2014--Some climate change impacts unavoidable: World Bank (Reuters)

Some future impacts of climate change, such as more extremes of heat and sea level rise, are unavoidable even if governments act fast to cut greenhouse gas emissions, the World Bank said on Sunday.


November 22, 2014--Climate change threatens to strip the identity of Glacier National Park (New York Times)

What will they call Glacier National Park once the glaciers are gone? A century ago, this sweep of mountains on the Canadian border boasted some 150 ice sheets, many of them scores of feet thick, plastered across summits and tucked into rocky fissures high above parabolic valleys. Today, perhaps 25 survive.


November 22, 2014--Thinning projects would yield water (Payson Roundup)

Thinning Northern Arizona’s forests could increase runoff by 20 percent, which would restore streams, wetlands, springs and produce more water for Phoenix and other cities, according to a just-completed study by researchers from Northern Arizona Univer­sity.


November 21, 2014--2014 warmest year: California, world set to break records (Los Angeles Times)

This year is on track to be the warmest year on record for California — and the entire planet — according to a new report.


November 21, 2014--Report links climate change, federal insurance losses (Coloradoan)

Climate change could substantially increase losses in taxpayer-backed flood and crop insurance programs in coming decades, according to a new government report.


November 13, 2014--U.S.-China climate deal includes provision on water-energy research (Circle of Blue)

President Barack Obama and President Xi Jinping of China announced on Wednesday new targets for reducing the amount of heat-trapping gases that their countries release into the atmosphere, a historic move that both sides hope will catalyze a global climate agreement in Paris next year to rein in carbon emissions and avoid the devastating ecolog


November 13, 2014--Lightning strikes will increase due to climate change--Pay attention Colorado (The Guardian)

Lightning will strike far more frequently in a world under climate change – but researchers can still not predict exactly where or when those strikes will occur.


November 12, 2014--Resilience in the face of Colorado’s water stress (Grand Junction Free Press)

On Nov. 5-6, water experts from around the West gathered at Colorado Mesa University for the fourth annual Upper Colorado River Basin Water Forum. The theme was “Seeking a resilient future,” and the speakers offered rich food for thought on that topic.


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